In early 2022, on the eve of the “special operation”, Irina Dmitrieva wrote
a few comments opposing the “special operation” and against sending Russian soldiers to Ukraine. These comments provided grounds for launching a criminal case against her under article 205.2, part 2 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“public calls to and justification of terrorism”).
An anonymous “concerned citizen” wrote four complaints
against Irina. Following the one in February 2022, a criminal case was launched against her. Ms. Dmitrieva herself learned
about the case only in the middle of March, when the police showed up at her place with a folder holding anonymous reports. The court did not impose any pre-trial measures given her status as a mother of four.